.223 out t00 1000yrd

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by ed221, May 26, 2008.

  1. ed221

    ed221 New Member

    Feb 7, 2008
    I would like to shoot my .223 out to 1k.has any one tried the berger 70 vld 75 vld and 75 amax with any luck.Im shooting a stock savage with 1in9 twist.If so gould you post some of your loads and how well it shot at that distance?I'm just shooting at steel targets not hunting.thanks

  2. shooterpunk2

    shooterpunk2 Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2008
    you might have a hard time shooting anything much over 69 grains with a 1:9 twist. for bullets heavier than that most people go with a 1:8 or 1:7 twist.

  3. 300WSMMAD

    300WSMMAD Well-Known Member

    May 19, 2008
    Hi there

    My mate shoots 223 at 1000 yrd comps.
    Hes using 80 gr Amaxs and from memory its about 24 grs ADI 2208.

    It is a new rig so hes still getting used to it but it is making the old school in the club take notice, although it is affected by the wind WAY more than the 308s

    Interesting to note that the drop chart for the 223 and 308s are almost identical
    from 300 - 1000 yrds

    Ive been in the pit marking when it comes in, and at 1000 yrds it is still going super sonic.

    If you want exact details of his rig PM me,more than happy to help
    Last edited: May 27, 2008
  4. Niles Coyote

    Niles Coyote Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2008
    I tried 75 vld's 75 a-max and 80grain SMK's in my 1-9 barrel and they are just to long to stablize. It will shoot 69, 75 and 77 grain BTHPs fine. Ive wanted to try 70 vld's but have yet to do so.

    I have not shot to 1k with the 223 so I can give you any loads to try...